Online Resources

We are base on some of useful online resources from various taxonomic expert centre, international web-based generic and taxonomic database and tools to help aid in identification of the world entomological diversity. A number of specialist online identification guides and illustrated checklists have already been launched and additional websites were included in the online resources.

The sharpshooter of the subfamily Cicadellinae comprises around 2,400 species in around 330 genera for this group of xylem-feeding leafhoppers. They are among the largest and most brightly coloured of the leafhoppers. The Cicadellinae, as currently defined, was revised by David Young (1915–1991) in three remarkable volumes (Young 1968a, 1977a, 1986a). The publication of these works has enabled the evaluation and description of additional genera and species, primarily by researchers in Brazil and China. The availability of these taxonomic monographs and publications.

Many leafhoppers and planthoppers, and some psyllids, are important pests of crop plants, particularly because they are vectors of virus, bacteria and phytoplasma diseases. Around 200 species are already known to spread plant disease but many more are likely to be recognised. However, few comprehensive identification guides are available and details of pest species are mostly widely scattered in the specialist literature. The object of this website amis provide a comprehensive and accessible guide to the leafhopper, planthopper and psyllid vectors of phytoplasma, bacteria and virus diseases.

3I (Internet-accessible Interactive Identification) is a set of software tools for creating on-line identification keys, taxonomic databases of entomology, and virtual taxonomic revisions. By organizing illustrations and nomenclatural, morphological, bibliographical, and distributional data into a single database, 3I also facilitates production of traditional, printed taxonomic papers and monographs. Development of the 3I program and work on interactive keys was supported by NSF-REVSYS grants DEB0315373, DEB050529679, and DEB0715499, Hatch award ILLU-875-361 and EoL award.

The World of Stick Insects, the world's largest website on stick and leaf-insects (Phasmatodea). With a moderated forum, exchange market and thousands of photos. The website is provide species account and taxonomy world of Phasmatodea. In addition, a web base of breeding stick insects also included in the website.

DrMetcalf provides online access to information on cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, spittlebugs, and treehoppers, including a searchable bibliographic database for retrieving literature on these groups, which together comprise the group Auchenorrhyncha. The database includes nearly 12,000 early publications (1741-1955). Few electronic databases cover the early literature for any insect group. Because the focal groups are common and widespread, users may find the database helpful for retrieving many older works on insects in general.

TREEHOPPERS provides online access to unique bibliographic and taxonomic resources for retrieving information on the insect families Aetalionidae, Melizoderidae, and Membracidae, collectively known as treehoppers. The dazzling array of treehopper body shapes and behaviors invite us to imagine, explore, question, and discover. The mission of the TREEHOPPERS website and database is to support these lofty pursuits among students, teachers, researchers, and the general public.

Based on the number of described species Deltocephalinae is currently the largest subfamily of leafhoppers (Cicadellidae), itself one of the 10 largest families of insects, containing ~22,000 described species.  Deltocephalinae contains 38 tribes, 923 genera, and ~6700 valid species.  It is an important group of insects because it contains many species that transmit pathogenic diseases to economically important plants.  Some important vector species include the corn leafhopper, Dalbulus maidis (DeLong and Wolcott), the green rice leafhoppers, Nephotettix Matsumura spp., and the beet leafhopper, Neoaliturus tenellus (Baker). Nearly all members of 14 of the 38 tribes feed only on grasses or sedges. 

Hispines comprise half of the subfamily Cassidinae (sensu lato) in the family Chrysomelidae within the order Coleoptera (Staines 2002a). Until recently, most authors treated the group as a separate subfamily. I continue to use “hispines” in the traditional sense of the genera and species in the former subfamily Hispinae. There have been a number of catalogs on hispines. In addition to the country or regional catalogs, there are a number of catalogs dealing with the group on a world wide basis. The first was part of the Gemminger & Harold (1876) catalog of the Coleoptera.

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Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation. Through ADBC, data and images for millions of biological specimens are being made available in electronic format for the research community, government agencies, students, educators, and the general public.

The White House Subcommittee on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics has identified systematics as a research priority that is fundamental to ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation. This primary need identified by the Subcommittee requires improvements in the organization of, and access to, standardized nomenclature. ITIS (originally referred to as the Interagency Taxonomic Information System) was designed to fulfill these requirements. In the future, the ITIS will provide taxonomic data and a directory of taxonomic expertise that will support the system. We are a partnership of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican agencies (ITIS-North America); other organizations; and taxonomic specialists. ITIS is also a partner of Species 2000 and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments. It allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet. By encouraging and helping institutions to publish data according to common standards, GBIF enables research not possible before, and informs better decisions to conserve and sustainably use the biological resources of the planet. GBIF operates through a network of nodes, coordinating the biodiversity information facilities of Participant countries and organizations, collaborating with each other and the Secretariat to share skills, experiences and technical capacity.